Orders, Decorations and Medals (21 September 2007)

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Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £4,400

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Arctic Medal 1818-55 (Surgeon C. J. Beverly, R.N.) contemporary engraved naming, fitted with silver ribbon buckle inscribed ‘Arctic’, very fine £1800-2200

Footnote

Charles James Beverly served as an Assistant Surgeon in Isabella under John Ross in 1818, and in Griper under Matthew Liddon during 1819-20. He was appointed Surgeon and Naturalist in Hecla under William Parry in 1827, and was a member of the boat party under Parry in the attempt to reach the North Pole. He left the Navy in 1828 and went into private practise. However, in 1857, he applied to be reinstated as a naval surgeon, but the Admiralty refused permission and he died soon afterwards.